Transfer rumours are a dime a dozen. Very few have genuine substance so they should always be taken with a huge amount of cynicism. Yet they cannot be completely ignored in case there’s the slightest grain of truth in them. Some media outlets are obviously more reliable than others so Truly Reds is prepared to report the gossip and give a rating of 1 to 5 as to how believable it’s likely be. A rating of 1 can almost certainly be dismissed out of hand while a 5 may give the story some merit and warrant a small wager. Have a look at the latest United transfer gossip being reported but be warned – only believe what you want.
Inter Milan’s signing of top Arsenal transfer target Ricardo Alvarez could mean Manchester United’s continuing pursuit of Wesley Sneijder will be successful after all – with senior Old Trafford coach Rene Meulensteen backing the move. Any move Ferguson makes for the 27 year-old could set the club back as much as £35million with Inter known for driving a hard bargain. However, it could be a small price to pay for the highly rated midfielder who is regarded as one of the world’s best attacking playmakers in a position of need for United.
Meulensteen has talked up Sneijder’s chances of moving to Old Trafford, saying he would be an ‘ideal’ addition to the Red Devils’ squad. “Sneijder would fit perfectly here. He is the most ideal player I can think of” the Dutchman told magazine Voetbal International. “I have been at Old Trafford for a while and I know all the ins and outs of the team. I know he would be a great reinforcement. The new Paul Scholes does not exist, just as there is not a new Roy Keane, but I cannot think of anyone more perfect for us than Sneijder” This may simply be wishful thinking but a Sneijder move to United is going to be RATED – 4
According to several reports it has emerged that United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is considering a £30 million bid for Germany Bayern Munich star Bastian Schweinsteiger. But Inter Milan president Massimo Moratti would also love to bring the 26 year old to Italy. The Daily Star claims Sir Alex will offer Dimitar Berbatov as a makeweight if it will sweeten the deal. Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is also a big fan of the midfielder but the Spaniards have already signed Turkish pair Hamit Altintop and Nuri Sahin this summer.
Do I smell a bit of wheeling and dealing here? It’s well known that Fergies major target this summer is snaring Holland international Wesley Sneijder from the San Siro. Is he simply putting pressure on Moratti to go all out for Schweinsteiger in order to make it more likely for Sneijder being made available? I hate to be cynical but this is beginning to look like a multi million pound poker game. I can only see a Schweinsteiger move to to Old Trafford as RATED – 1
Givemefootball.com believes that Manchester United are one of the clubs keen on signing Javier Pastore this summer, according to Palermo’s president Maurizio Zamparini.The Argentine playmaker has been the subject of intense transfer speculation this summer, with a host of sides across Europe keen to land the player.
The 22 year old will go to England or Spain but I’d exclude Barcelona because they already have Iniesta and Xavi in that position. Pastore won’t come cheap though, with Zamparini saying the Serie ‘A’ side will not be willing to let the player leave for less that £45million. Even if Sir Alex has genuine interest in the player, the canny Scot will never pay any more than half that money for him therefore the story can only be RATED – 2
Talksport reports that Manchester United have entered the race to sign Toulouse ace Moussa Sissoko according to sources in France. The Premier League champions have joined Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City in a four way chase for the French international who has played three times for his country since making his debut two years ago.
The 21 year old midfielder wants to test himself at the highest level and is being lined up for a move to England after eight years at Toulouse with reports suggesting that around £7million will be enough to seal a move to Old Trafford. Sir Alex just may be interested. Rated – 2
Will a Sneijder move to Old Trafford be the final piece in Fergusons jigsaw